Perceptive Advisors adds St. Jude Medical (STJ) to its portfolio

St. Jude Medical (STJ) : Perceptive Advisors added new position in St. Jude Medical during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 233,000 shares of St. Jude Medical which is valued at $19,488,120 , the company said in a statement filed on Aug 11, 2016 with the SEC.St. Jude Medical makes up approximately 1.43% of Perceptive Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Bessemer Group Inc reduced its stake in STJ by selling 1,741,900 shares or 99.58% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 7,383 shares of STJ which is valued at $617,514.Strs Ohio reduced its stake in STJ by selling 4,577 shares or 40.49% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,727 shares of STJ which is valued at $553,027.Pggm Investments reduced its stake in STJ by selling 542,947 shares or 84.56% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 99,143 shares of STJ which is valued at $8,150,546. St. Jude Medical makes up approx 0.04% of Pggm Investments’s portfolio.New York State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in STJ by selling 11,638 shares or 2.11% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 538,802 shares of STJ which is valued at $44,020,123. St. Jude Medical makes up approx 0.11% of New York State Teachers Retirement System’s portfolio. Capital Investment Advisors added STJ to its portfolio by purchasing 2,706 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $221,080. St. Jude Medical makes up approx 0.02% of Capital Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

St. Jude Medical closed down -0.13 points or -0.16% at $82.75 with 19,58,505 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $83, the shares hit an intraday low of $82.67 and an intraday high of $83.15 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, St. Jude Medical reported $1.06 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.06. The company had revenue of $1562.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1552.79 million. The company’s revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.07 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 3, 2016, St. Jude Medical announced a cash dividend of $0.3100. The company’s management has announced Sep 28, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 30, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 28, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on St. Jude Medical. Company shares were Downgraded by Wedbush on Jul 15, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 84 from a previous price target of $70 .St. Jude Medical was Downgraded by Leerink Partners to ” Mkt Perform” on Jul 11, 2016.

St. Jude Medical Inc. develops manufactures and distributes cardiovascular medical devices for the global cardiac rhythm management cardiovascular and atrial fibrillation therapy areas and interventional pain therapy and neurostimulation devices for the management of chronic pain and movement disorders. Its six principal product categories include tachycardia implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) systems bradycardia pacemaker systems atrial fibrillation (AF) products (electrophysiology introducers and catheters advanced cardiac mapping navigation and recording systems and ablation systems) vascular products (vascular closure products pressure measurement guidewires optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging products heart failure monitoring device and other vascular accessories) structural heart products and neuromodulation products (spinal cord stimulation and radiofrequency ablation to treat chronic pain and deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders).

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